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Guide to the Collection on Albert W. Miller
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection on Albert W. Miller
    Date (bulk): 1950-1954
    Date (inclusive): 1888-1957, undated
    Collection Number: 088
    Creator: Miller, Albert W.
    Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The Collection on Albert W. Miller contains materials that document the professional work of Albert W. Miller. The collection primarily consists of photographs, press clippings, and other material regarding the Albert W. Miller Manufacturing Company and the Magnolia Automobile Company that were owned and operated by Albert W. Miller in Riverside, California during the early twentieth century. Additionally, this collection also contains postcards, press clippings, and other material on cities in Southern California and vintage automobiles.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Collection on Albert W. Miller, Collection 088. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The Collection on Albert W. Miller was purchased in 1992.

    Processing History

    Initial processing completed by Mary Jones, 2008. Final processing completed by Eric Milenkiewicz, 2010.

    Biography

    Albert W. Miller, a resident of Riverside, California, was a wood worker, car manufacturer, and owner of the Albert W. Miller Manufacturing Company. He was the inventor of the Miller Lock Mortiser, a machine used to cut openings in doors for mortise locks. Miller also established and owned the Magnolia Automobile Company in Riverside, California along with friend Watt L. Morland. This venture was short lived as the first automobile produced, the Magnolia, failed to work and the company went defunct.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Collection on Albert W. Miller contains materials that document the professional work of Albert W. Miller. The collection primarily consists of photographs, press clippings, and other material regarding the Albert W. Miller Manufacturing Company and the Magnolia Automobile Company that were owned and operated by Albert W. Miller in Riverside, California during the early twentieth century. Additionally, this collection also contains postcards, press clippings, and other material on cities in Southern California and vintage automobiles.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into five series. The contents of each series are arranged alphabetically by format type. The series arrangement of this collection is as follows:
    • Series 1. Albert W. Miller family papers, 1919-1957, undated.
    • Series 2. Albert W. Miller Manufacturing Company, 1888-1903, undated.
    • Series 3. Magnolia Automobile Company, 1902-1954.
    • Series 4. Southern California, 1903-1953, undated.
    • Series 5. Vintage Automobiles, 1903-1956, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Albert W. Miller Manufacturing Company.
    Antique and classic cars.
    Magnolia Automobile Company.
    Miller, Albert W.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Photographs.
    Postcards.